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I think I quit

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Daethen, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. Daethen

    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    I have no color preference. I use to, but have learned to appreciate most all colors.

    Thanks John and John. I won't be able to make the show at Neenah this weekend, but I would love to look into getting to the WOS Auction. I will definitely let everyone know when the weather breaks here. I can also promise to pay the kindness forward. You guys are all awesome.
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    Well I started the cleanup today. Most are a total loss. Managed to find a few growths here and there that may make it. Hoping that the hoyas grow there leaves back. The smell is bad. The cactus survived but most of the succulents are pretty mushy. Left some for a few more days to see if they turn to total mush or if there might be a little life left in their rhizomes. Life will go on.
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    Out of around 120 orchids I have 16 with signs of life. These have some viable looking green. All of my catts have been reduced to pots full of roots with no growths showing. I am hoping that there may be some life left in the rhizomes. A small piece of my jade may make it, 2 or 3 succulents look viable, 1 of my christmas cacti made it, 3 actual cacti made it, all of the leaves on all of the hoyas are goners but I am hoping that maybe there is some life left in the vines.

    Good news is that it is going to be around 50 next week. That means that spring is getting closer and I will be able to start the garden plants. And hey, I will have plenty of room in the greenhouse for the starter trays!
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    And to top things off, our little black and white dachshund, Bentley, went missing yesterday afternoon. He still is not home and I have 2 upset kids and one very upset ME!!
     
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    Oh no ! I'm so sorry I hope you find him !
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    Thanks, Anna. Just not having much luck in life right now. :(
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    Well we still have not seen anything of Bentley. However, we have seen a juvenile eagle flying low over the yard lately so I am resigning myself to probably never finding him again.

    On a lighter note, We had a spell of warm weather and the hubby got one flower bed and the garden tilled. Then we got 10 inches of snow the next day. So he tilled that into the ground to get the nitrogen benefit of it. Also the garden plants have sprouted and are doing well.

    On an even better note, a fellow forum member on another forum sent me a box with 10 plants in it. Even sent one that was in bud. That makes the greenhouse look like less of a graveyard!
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    We have pretty much decided that our Bentley will not be coming home. He will always be welcome back just in case, but I just don't think we will be seeing him.

    On a lighter note, the weather is greatly improving and shipping is finally possible.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    To better days ahead!
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    One plant I would like to get ahold of that is not an orchid, is another staghorn fern. Mine came from a fellow forum member that is no longer around. He told me that they were always popping up all over the place so I thought I would see if anyone might be overrun by babies that they would like to pass along?
     
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    I think I felt the same way this winter
    My furnace for the house went we had to buy a new car outrageous vet bills. But I just keep my head up and chug along in life ! Nothing will be perfect all the time and hopefully we have more happiness then bad times !
    Much love from Ohio ! I found a great stanhopea for you :) one of my favorite plants ever !
    Pm my your address and I'll send it out soon
    Anna [emoji529]
     
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    Hi Daethen, I'm sorry to hear about your dog, but glad your weather is warming. I have several babies of different plants I can send. Do you like Toad lilies and walking iris? I have a phalaenopsis for you too. Send your address and I will get a package together. :)
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    Great big thank yous to those who have sent me packages!! Kelly, Phal Gal and RVOrchids, your packages arrived today and it was like Christmas (actually an early birthday present). My greenhouse no longer looks like a graveyard. You have all been so very kind!
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    John, I have to give you a double thank you. A huge group of bulbos arrived today for me and a big thank you from my daughter who was ecstatic with the package you sent her. She rarely gets mail and was so very excited!
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    Ok, I just felt the need to take a minute and let you all know that plant people are the best. Thanks to all of you my shelves are over half full again. I feel so blessed to be a part of the forums that I belong to. You have all been so very generous. I can't believe that there are almost no doubles and almost everything is new to me. I want you all to take a minute and realize you have made my days brighter. Love you all!!!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, most plant people are pretty cool :cool:. I'm so glad that the forum members have responded to you so well. Generosity is a wonderful thing and can be infectious.
     
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